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July 2023

Conservatives threatened to hold LGBTQ+ library books hostage. The plan blew up in their faces. (

Photo: Shutterstock To read more of Bill Browning's article, please click here . When Amy Vance and Martha Martin checked out nearly all of the books from the Rancho Peñasquitos branch of the San Diego Public Library, they had a nefarious plan. The incompetent duo emailed the administrator that they would not return the “inappropriate” books. The duo thought they had the upper hand with the plan to hold the books hostage , but instead, their plan backfired spectacularly. They inadvertently...

Missing California teen found inside Marine Corps barracks in San Diego (

Apart from San Diego, Parris Island is the only other marine recruiting depot in the US. Photograph: Stephen B Morton/AP To read more of the Associated Press article, please click here, Missing California teen found inside Marine Corps barracks in San Diego | California | The Guardian Two weeks after a 14-year-old girl’s grandmother reported that she had run away in early June, the teenager was found in an unusual location: inside the barracks at a California Marine Corps base north of San...

County of San Diego Releases Report with Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence (

To read more of Chuck Westerheide's article, please click here. The County of San Diego today released a report on June 28th that highlights data related to gun violence in San Diego County and outlines recommendations to reduce this violence. The Gun Violence Community Needs Assessment Final Report, authored by Health Assessment and Research for Communities (HARC), includes findings from more than 18 months of work with community and government leaders. As stated in the report, between...

Authorities finding more fentanyl at San Diego’s U.S.-Mexico border than ever before (

Cars approach the San Ysidro Port of Entry from Tijuana, May 18, 2023. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource) To read more of Sofía Mejías-Pascoe 's article, please click here. Authorities seized nearly 3,000 pounds of fentanyl in San Diego County between March and May, marking a 300% increase from the same time last year in an “unprecedented two-month fentanyl-enforcement surge” along the southwest border, officials announced last month. That means San Diego County, called an “epicenter” for fentanyl...

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